Berhampur: June 21: The proposed medical college at Koraput will be affiliated to Berhampur University. Syndicate, the apex decision making body of Berhampur University has accepted the proposal of the Director, medical education and training (DMET) for affiliation to 100 seats of the medical college at Koraput. A three member local enquiry committee has been formed, which will submit its report to syndicate before University approves the affiliation proposal. The medical college needs to submit the report and necessary documents regarding its affiliation process and also needs to get permission from Medical Council of India (MCI) to start operating form 2017-18. Sources said, July 7 is the last date to apply for centre’s approval for functioning of medical college. MCI team is likely to visit the medical college to look at the progress.
Notably, Koraput medical college is the only college of tribal district of koraput. The foundation had been done by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on August 3, 2015. The total budget for the medical college has been fixed to Rs.187 crore out of which 75% has been provided by centre.